Vermonter provides aid out West to families displaced by wildfires

Published: Aug. 11, 2021 at 8:04 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Wildfires in California continue to burn and there’s at least one Vermonter volunteering to aid in the rescue efforts.

WCAX spoke with Erica Fuller of Waterbury, who is helping run a shelter for families displaced by the Antelope Fire, in the northern part of the state. The wildfire has burned more than 43,000 acres and is around 24% contained.

“The Californians, like Vermonters, are very resilient and it’s almost something that’s so normal here. You see folks staying very calm, but also, it’s not out of the ordinary for folks to need to evacuate. So we see a lot of clients who they’ve done this before, but even so, they still need a place to stay. They need food, they need water. So we’re there to provide that,” said Fuller.

She says the Red Cross will be there helping for at least the next week to assist shelter clients.

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